Alexander: Non-Partisan Report “Confirms The Failures Of The Health Care Law”

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.), the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Thursday released the following statement on the recent Congressional Budget Office report that seven million Americans will lose their job-based health care as a result of the new health care law:

“The Congressional Budget Office's nonpartisan report confirms the failures of the health care law: At least seven million people will lose the health insurance the president promised they’d be able to keep, and our nation’s job creators will be taxed $150 billion in penalties as a result.

The president should accept that this law isn't the right solution and he should work with Congress to repeal it, and then work with us on ways to lower the cost of health care so that more people can afford it.”


Corker Says Russian Move In Ukraine Must Be Met With Strength

Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports of a Russian convoy entering Ukraine with military artillery and personnel: “Reports of further Russian movement into Ukraine bear all the hallmarks of Crimea and must be met with strength, including broader, more crippling sanctions, appropriate ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Tattooed Blonde Hits Belk At Hamilton Place Twice In Less Than An Hour

Police said a tattooed blonde stole from Belk Department Store at Hamilton Place twice within an hour. Store personnel said she came in at 1:33 p.m. and stayed five minutes. The woman returned at 2 p.m. and stayed 10 minutes this time. She took 22 Fossil and Michael Kors watches as well as one pair of Coach sunglasses. She is described as a white female, 5'5" and 250 ... (click for more)

Mackey Should Be Thankful For The State Troopers On Highway 153

This is in response to a statement made by Warren Mackey at the commission meeting.  His question was to the mayor regarding the state troopers writing tickets on Highway 153, saying they were on a rampage.   It is apparent that Mr. Mackey doesn’t travel this highway.  His only concern was that the ticket money was going into state funds and not into county funds. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain "Grounds" East Hamilton, 28-19

(Story will be updated) Signal Mountain was determined to run the football and take time off the clock Friday night in the second half of their 28-17 non-district victory over rival East Hamilton before a standing-room-only crowd at Hurricane Hill. Nursing a 14-13 lead after the Hurricanes’ Martez Durrah picked up an Eagles fumble and rambled 40 yards for a touchdown midway ... (click for more)

McCallie's 97-Yard Drive Proof Of Dominant 44-0 Win In Opener

With the game in hand, McCallie’s offense unleashed an impressive third-quarter drive that exemplified Cleveland’s inability to handle the Blue Tornado offense Thursday night at Finley Stadium. The Blue Raiders’ only real scoring threat ended at McCallie’s 3 on successive incomplete passes by quarterback Austin Massey to intended receivers Eric Goodwin and Rod Dennard. McCallie ... (click for more)